Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Aquariums. And Aidan. And April Fools

Today’s my first post for the April A-Z Challenge, and wouldn’t you know it? I just happened to skip take off work today to chaperone my son Aidan’s field trip to the North Carolina Aquarium. So I thought it’d be the perfect thing to blog about. You know—Aquariums and Aidan. And a little alliteration. Or maybe some April Fools.

Okay – enough of the A kick. Here’s the quick math on my day at the Aquarium:

Aidan + Amazing first graders + Absolutely fabulous chaperones + Abundance of fish and sharks and otters and jellyfish = Awesome afternoon (and morning – just had to get the A in)

That's my baby. Isn't he just so stinkin' cute Adorable?

Anyway- the whole trip was FUN! After learning more about turtles than I know about math, I toured the aquarium with five kids in tow—okay—it’s more like they were five chocolate labs on their first walk. We watched sea otters at play, divers swim with sharks, and saw, like, a katrillion fish. I even managed to sneak a little research in for a future writing project.

I heard TONS of April Fools jokes. And played Simon Says one too many times.

Most importantly, I was reminded all day how much I love being around kids.

Why? Because they're hilarious! First graders say and do the CRAZIEST things. They’ve got more vitality than an Energizer Bunny on crack. Being around them makes me feel young and old at the same time. And I definitely understand their need for naps because I totally zonked on the bus ride home.

So yeah. The Aquarium. Funsville. How about you? Did you do anything FUN lately?

PS—you have an eel on your head.

Did I make you look?)

April Fools.


  1. Glad you're part of the Challenge! Which aquarium? The one in Wilmington or at Atlantic Beach?

  2. AHHH!!! What a cutie!!! Me? Do something fun? No.

  3. That really is an adorable pic of Aidan. I'm glad you had such a great time.

    M.J. Fifield
    My Pet Blog

  4. Aidan is so cute, I almost said adorable! Sounds like an amazing afternoon, morning. I'm glad you went; I was always happy I went on those trips. They are priceless! Nice to meet you!

  5. I spent the day listening to ten-year-olds tell me that my velcro sneakers were untied. :-) I'm glad you had so much fun! What a cutie you have! I'm looking forward to your next post!

  6. Haha, what a cute picture! :D Sounds like it was a fun day :)

  7. Wow, you certainly got in a lot of A words there! I snickered at your joke at the end -- I love April Fools! :)

  8. That's a great point about kids with their crazy crack energy needing naps. I wonder how the world would work if more grownups had the same gogogo then sleep for an hour attitude. I'm sure there's a story in there. Dibs.
    - Sophia.

  9. Cute picture, sounds like you had a lot of fun! Is it March Break where you are? We had ours a couple of weeks ago.

  10. You all are so sweet - I think he's super cute, but I consider myself biased!

    @ Alex - Atlantic Beach

    @Catherine - no spring break until end of April. boo

    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Sounds like my day on Friday, I tool my class on a school trip. Exhausting stuff! And of course, your son is adorably cute :)

    Thanks for following, I look forward to your future posts.

  12. Great poat, Alison! That is one very cute kid. Love his cheeky grin...I bet he can be a handful, as my boys were at that age...LOL!

    Imagination Lane

  13. OMG- Kelly and I laughed at this. We love being Aidan's teachers and he must get his humor from you. Thanks so much for coming. You are the type of parent that teachers love to have!!
    Princesa & Kelly
    AKA Mrs.Hurd & Ms. Melnyk


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